Vicente Sanchez

Vicente Sanchez
Vicente Sanchez
Vicente Sanchez
Colorado Rapids
Real Name: Vicente Sánchez
HT: 5' 7" WT: 145
Age: 35 (12/07/1979)
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Hometown: Montevideo

Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Citizenship: Uruguay
Previous Club: Nacional (URU)
Acquired: Acquired on August 6, 2013 from Uruguayan club, Nacional, as an International Player.



  • Joined the Rapids as an international player, but since has gained his green card and no longer takes up an international slot.
  • Started 12 of his 17 appearances for the Rapids, missing a number of games with injuries.
  • Last season Sánchez was bothered by injuries that limited him to 17 appearances (12 starts), but he was still able to score six goals (mostly from pk’s).


  • Appeared in eight of nine remaining matches in the season after being signed on Aug. 6.
  • Scored his first MLS goal on Sept. 14 against FC Dallas, and created the play that led to a Dallas own goal in the 2-1 victory.


  • Sánchez rose to prominence during his seven years with Toluca of the Mexican First Division from 2001-2007, when he played 242 matches for the club and scored 85 goals, helping them to a pair of championships (Apertura 2002 and Apertura 2005).
  • He then moved to Schalke of the German Bundesliga from 2008-10, playing 50 matches and scoring three goals, and helping the team to second place in 2010.
  • Returned to Mexico with Club América from 2010-2012, scoring 11 times in 49 appearances.
  • Before making the move to MLS, he was with Nacional in his native Uruguay, helping the team into the Copa Libertadores knockout phase.


  • With the Uruguayan National Team, Sánchez has made 31 appearances (as of Jan. 31, 2014) since his debut in 2001 and has scored five goals for his country.
  • Scored goals in both the 2004 and 2007 editions of the Copa América.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Colorado Rapids3016413995411618710
2014Colorado Rapids1712610110251112620
2013Colorado Rapids871623412510100
Career Totals-553511303397832401430
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